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"Far better than I had hoped for."

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Intern in Bellevue, WA
Current Intern - Intern in Bellevue, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

You get to do interesting and important work, even as an intern. The people are nice, helpful, and personable. There are free drinks (Coke products, Pepsi products, fruit juice, milk, and Starbucks coffee). They have an internal shuttle service that takes you anywhere you need to go and commuter buses with wifi.

Cons

For me, the only real downside has been how far it is from my home, girlfriend, and family. It'll be better when I come back full time though because they're paying relocation for my girlfriend and putting her on my health insurance even though we aren't married.

Advice to Management

Most of the PMs aren't actually useful. You could easily do with fewer of them.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "This is a very good company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Group Manager in North Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Group Manager in North Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    learning new things with the products

    Cons

    there aren't any cons for this company

    Advice to Management

    Listen and take in to consideration what the employees are complaining about


  2. "Guns At Heads"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - exciting entertainment space
    - once in a 7-10 year opportunity

    Cons

    - cowboy/hero PM skills required
    - no area of authority; job 100% pure influence
    - no accountability anywhere with anyone
    - HIPPOs rule all decisions
    - hugely inefficient; no sense of cost structures or common PNL; everything operates as a cost-center

    Advice to Management

    - get serious about doing product design with sense of control and structure
    - senior leadership publicly tone-deaf to its customers


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